|Đào Xuân Hoàng (left) wins the first prize of the US’s GIST Tech-I competition for international start-ups around the world. Photo Đào Xuân Hoàng’s Facebook|Viet Nam News
SILICON VALLEY, US – Đào Xuân Hoàng, a Vietnamese entrepreneur, won first prize for an education application at the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Tech-I competition held in Silicon Valley yesterday.
Hoàng’s Monkey Junior app, which teaches different languages to children, was chosen among 28 other finalists from around the world.
The international contest attracted 1,000 proposals from about 100 countries.
Hoàng will receive $15,000 in seed capital to develop the education app.
Launched in 2011, the GIST Tech-I is an annual competition organised by the US Department of State to empower young innovators and entrepreneurs and help them build successful start-ups. –VNS